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  Reply # 1051396 22-May-2014 21:46
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amorpeth:
amorpeth:
r2b2: Was only put onto the issue with 24/7 Hosting as Voyager/1st Domains sent me an email talking about the issues.

I really must have bad luck. My local theatre company that I manage the website for used to be on Wellington Community Net prior to them having all the server issues and then going offline for large chunks of time.

So then 24/7 Hosting came along with free hosting for charitable companies and so it made perfect sense to jump over to them. Unfortunately now it seems that that has been a bad choice too! And it doesn't help that I can't seem to find any link to take a backup of the site so I guess I'll be FTPing stuff off manually.

Does anyone know of a good web host company that offers free hosting for charitable organisations (preferably NZ based as I believe its important that NZ organisations support NZ wherever possible)?


Give WebSlice a go, they will move your sites and cPanel config for you at no charge.


Oooooops pays if read properly!! Dont know if they do charity pricing but worth asking.


Ha not a problem - have flicked them an email to see what they can offer.

Have also contacted HostBee (who assure me that they are definitely not related to 24/7 hosting) and Hoopla Hosting who both seem to be very actively trying to get 24/7s business... So if anyone has anything to say about those two please let me know.

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  Reply # 1051398 22-May-2014 21:51
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HostBee isn't 24/7 Hosting definitely. HostBee is just simply copying those articles from 24/7 Hosting and forgot to edit some stuff. 
Although I have no experience with them, I would rather recommend Hoopla, Webslice or OpenHost. HostBee - from the looks - seems like a plain VPS which is being resell. The guy is doing web design, puts his clients to one VPS and boom, already a hosting provider. Trying to squeeze everything into one VPS. :D 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1051431 22-May-2014 22:44
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spykee: HostBee isn't 24/7 Hosting definitely. HostBee is just simply copying those articles from 24/7 Hosting and forgot to edit some stuff. 
Although I have no experience with them, I would rather recommend Hoopla, Webslice or OpenHost. HostBee - from the looks - seems like a plain VPS which is being resell. The guy is doing web design, puts his clients to one VPS and boom, already a hosting provider. Trying to squeeze everything into one VPS. :D 


Yeah according to a post I saw on WebSlice's Facebook page looks like HostBee was copying from them too. Guess imitation is the best sort of flattery and all that!

WebSlice seems to be leading the bunch at the moment - they've given a really good offer and the support person I've been emailing with has been very prompt and given me lots of useful info and is even going to do a provisional transfer of data over even before I've confirmed that we wish to sign-up in order to not lose the data when the 24/7 servers finally get repossessed :)

GPz

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  Reply # 1051499 23-May-2014 06:48
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Holy crap, 24/7 are turning into a nightmare!

Tried to get the UDAIs from them for the sites I manage but their console reports "Invalid username or password. Please use your Affordabledomains.co.nz login details"

If you visit Affordable Domains you'll see a message: "Note: As of 24th September 2013 we are no longer accepting new accounts ..."

I've had several emails from Voyager about my sites on 24/7, so I tried replying to them via the address in their email. Response:

 

Your message cannot be delivered to the following recipients:

 

 

Recipient address: services@1stdomains.co.nz

 

Reason: Remote SMTP server has rejected address

 

Diagnostic code: smtp;550 5.1.1 <services@1stdomains.co.nz>: Recipient address rejected:
User unknown in relay recipient table

 


Will try their 0800 number next ...

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  Reply # 1051500 23-May-2014 06:49
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I checked out several companies and have decided on Hoopla for now.  Brad was very responsive to my enquiries and has guided me through everything.  My domain was transferred in less than 2 hours and he is helping retrieve a copy of my website that was built in 247s web builder and transfering it to Joomla for me.  Its not quite all flicked over yet but I am hopeful it will all go according to plan.  As someone who had no technical knowledge at all this has been really harrowing and I really wish all 247s customers the best of luck.  I will be moving to a cms on my desktop in the near future so no one ever has both my domain and website again...

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  Reply # 1051501 23-May-2014 06:51
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I got that UDAI error page and was told to ring Voyager (as they actually hold the domains for 247, who gave me the udai within minutes...

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  Reply # 1051520 23-May-2014 08:13
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Dear ,  We are writing to YOU as the Official REGISTRANT of the Internet Domain Name  that we believe you previously registered / purchased through 24/7 Hosting.

24/7 Hosting was / is a Domain Name RESELLER of Voyager Internet Ltd.

Voyager Internet Ltd is a fully AUTHORISED .NZ Domain Name REGISTRAR, and provides Top-Level Domain Name Registration services to a number of Wholesale companies (Such as 24/7 Hosting), as well as tens of thousands of other retail customers http://dnc.org.nz/story/authorised-registrars 
.

Unfortunately, It has come to our attention that customers of 24/7 Hosting have been largely unable to contact the company over the last month, and recently it appears that 24/7 Hosting’s 0800 number has been cut off. Voyager has also been unable to make any contact with 24/7 Hosting directly for an explanation, despite our best attempts.

Because 24/7 Hosting has been un-contactable, many customers such as yourselves have been left without the ability to manage your Domain Name Registration & Renewals, Email Hosting, and Web-Hosting services.

Whilst Voyager does not currently provide your Email and Web-Hosting services (that has been / is being performed by 24/7 Hosting), we ARE the existing top-level Registrar of your domain name, and therefore if you require assistance concerning the registration or renewal of your domain name, we CAN help.

If you would like us to, we can set you up with an account with Voyager's main Domain Name Registration Retail brand - 1stDomains - so that you purchase your Domain Name Registration Services DIRECTLY through us, rather than through our RESELLER 24/7 Hosting.

Voyager can also provide your Domain UDAI (with proof of ownership of the domain name), in case you wish to move your Domain Name to another 3rd Party provider.

We regret to contact you under these circumstances, but there are many customers whose Domain Names, Email and Web-Hosting is being affected. If we can be of any other assistance regarding this matter, please contact us.

Email: service@1stdomains.co.nz
Phone: 0800 2000 24  
  Warm Regards
Voyager & 1st Domains


[Moderator edit (MF): fixed hyperlink]


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  Reply # 1051521 23-May-2014 08:14
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oops...bad copy and paste..

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  Reply # 1051523 23-May-2014 08:21
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Wow its really that bad!! Nice to see them step in.

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  Reply # 1051525 23-May-2014 08:24
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And sorry - but I totally disagree with "charitable" hosting.

If a charity can't afford the minimal amount that some sites offer they shouldn't be doing it.

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  Reply # 1051530 23-May-2014 08:35
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sifly: Dear ,  We are writing to YOU as the Official REGISTRANT of the Internet Domain Name  that we believe you previously registered / purchased through 24/7 Hosting.

24/7 Hosting was / is a Domain Name RESELLER of Voyager Internet Ltd.

Voyager Internet Ltd is a fully AUTHORISED .NZ Domain Name REGISTRAR, and provides Top-Level Domain Name Registration services to a number of Wholesale companies (Such as 24/7 Hosting), as well as tens of thousands of other retail customers http://dnc.org.nz/story/authorised-registrars
.

Unfortunately, It has come to our attention that customers of 24/7 Hosting have been largely unable to contact the company over the last month, and recently it appears that 24/7 Hosting’s 0800 number has been cut off. Voyager has also been unable to make any contact with 24/7 Hosting directly for an explanation, despite our best attempts.

Because 24/7 Hosting has been un-contactable, many customers such as yourselves have been left without the ability to manage your Domain Name Registration & Renewals, Email Hosting, and Web-Hosting services.

Whilst Voyager does not currently provide your Email and Web-Hosting services (that has been / is being performed by 24/7 Hosting), we ARE the existing top-level Registrar of your domain name, and therefore if you require assistance concerning the registration or renewal of your domain name, we CAN help.

If you would like us to, we can set you up with an account with Voyager's main Domain Name Registration Retail brand - 1stDomains - so that you purchase your Domain Name Registration Services DIRECTLY through us, rather than through our RESELLER 24/7 Hosting.

Voyager can also provide your Domain UDAI (with proof of ownership of the domain name), in case you wish to move your Domain Name to another 3rd Party provider.

We regret to contact you under these circumstances, but there are many customers whose Domain Names, Email and Web-Hosting is being affected. If we can be of any other assistance regarding this matter, please contact us.

Email: service@1stdomains.co.nz
Phone: 0800 2000 24  
  Warm Regards
Voyager & 1st Domains


nice work. Trying to get my .com domain names is very slow :(

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  Reply # 1051531 23-May-2014 08:44
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GPz: Holy crap, 24/7 are turning into a nightmare!

Tried to get the UDAIs from them for the sites I manage but their console reports "Invalid username or password. Please use your Affordabledomains.co.nz login details"

If you visit Affordable Domains you'll see a message: "Note: As of 24th September 2013 we are no longer accepting new accounts ..."

I've had several emails from Voyager about my sites on 24/7, so I tried replying to them via the address in their email. Response:

 

Your message cannot be delivered to the following recipients:

 

 

Recipient address: services@1stdomains.co.nz

 

Reason: Remote SMTP server has rejected address

 

Diagnostic code: smtp;550 5.1.1 <services@1stdomains.co.nz>: Recipient address rejected:
User unknown in relay recipient table

 


Will try their 0800 number next ...


Yeah looks like the link they put in for the email address was wrong. The text & reply to address were correct though - service@1stdomains.co.nz

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  Reply # 1051532 23-May-2014 08:47
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sifly: And sorry - but I totally disagree with "charitable" hosting.

If a charity can't afford the minimal amount that some sites offer they shouldn't be doing it.


The reason that people offer things for free is to free up the money that would otherwise be used for that thing to be used for the charitable organisation's purpose.


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  Reply # 1051567 23-May-2014 09:46
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These guys were trouble back in 2011 according to FairGo, so I am surprised people still used them after that. Where there's smoke there is fire...






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  Reply # 1051570 23-May-2014 09:55
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freitasm: These guys were trouble back in 2011 according to FairGo, so I am surprised people still used them after that. Where there's smoke there is fire...




That is true. I was new on the scene then and didnt do a lot of homework - but everything was fine for a year or so. Problems crept in slowly but surely - thankfully I kept everything up to date and transferred in time to avoid too much heartache.

I think he probably has quietly crept out of the country again back to mummy in OZ.....



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